Category Archive: Willshire

Feb 03

The Buchanans of Willshire

Here are a couple more interesting postcards from Willshire, Ohio, from the early 1900s. You can see the name Buchanan on the side of the the horse-drawn hearse below. Stephen S. Buchanan and his son Claude were both undertakers in Willshire. This is likely Stephen Buchanan driving the hearse. According to the awning on the …

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Jan 27

S. Lotter’s Meat Market, Willshire, Ohio

I enjoy looking at old postcards and a while back I acquired some old postcards of Willshire, Ohio. Yesterday I scanned them onto my computer and enlarged and looked at them closely. There are people in the photos and detail on the postcards is good. Written on the postcard below is “bank and drug store …

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Jun 24

Willshire Days Parade

Everyone loves a parade. This weekend Willshire, Ohio, celebrates its annual Willshire Days festival. The weekend (Friday-Sunday) will be filled with all sorts of activities for everyone. This week’s Photo Star has over two pages devoted to the festival activities, their sponsors, and local businesses. Personally, I am interested in the garage sales and perusing …

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Aug 07

The 1948 Tornado

A few weeks ago John Vining posed an interesting question, wondering if a tornado touched down about three miles south of Willshire, in Mercer County, on 19 March 1948, before moving northeastward into Van Wert County. This tornado was part of a storm system that went through Ohio City, Landeck, and Columbus Grove, killing three …

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May 21

Memorial Day Celebration 2015, Willshire, Ohio

The past four years the Willshire Home Furnishings store has been transformed into a military memorial to honor local veterans, past and present, for the Memorial Day weekend. This “Memorial Day Celebration” is the idea of store owner Aleta Weiss. Back in 2012 Aleta wanted to do something in memory of her father, to pay …

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